Sheffield Wednesday have announced a new first team goalkeeper coach

Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed that Adriano Basso has taken over the role as goalkeeper coach at the club.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 3:13 pm
Adriano Basso is the new goalkeeper coach at Sheffield Wednesday. (via swfc.co.cuk)
Adriano Basso is the new goalkeeper coach at Sheffield Wednesday. (via swfc.co.cuk)

The Brazilian will take over the role that has been temporarily filled by Nicky Weaver, with the former Owls goalkeeper returning to his U23 duties on a full-time basis.

Weaver stepped up to the senior position after Darryl Flahavan had left in the wake of Garry Monk’s departure.

The new Owls goalkeeper coach said yesterday: “I’m very delighted and very happy to have the opportunity to come here… It’s a great club, with great staff and great people and I’m very happy.

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“To come to such a big club is important and so is the challenge and the opportunity to succeed. The club has a lot of history and we want to create a new history with a new chapter. I have met the goalkeepers and they are all very nice guys, very humble people and willing to work hard.

“I have spoken to them about what we are going to do and what we’re going to achieve, and they are looking forward to it. I believe with hard work and strong belief in ourselves we will achieve what we plan to.”

Basso enjoyed a 20-year playing career that began in Brazil, and he then went on to include spells at Woking, Hull and Bristol City. Up until recently he was working for Grantham Town, after working for the likes of Hartlepool United and Nuneaton Borough during the earlier parts of his coaching career.